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Title: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 27 Dec 2007, 21:46
I'm thinking that resurrecting the old is fine for seeing how people did on last year's resolutions, but adding to it this year's would just be confusing, so here's a new thread instead!

This year I plan on:
-Getting better grades than four B's and one A, and getting my GPA up and over a 3.0 in College. Both semesters, hopefully it won't take both.
-Finally getting the gym membership and going to work out with my friend, not to lose weight but just to be more active.
-Learn the Rudiments of Boxing (from same friend)
-Learn how to snowboard from another friend.
-Get a job and stick with it for a while
-Save up enough to go to Toronto

+*Bonus Round*+ Ask a girl out, whether she turns me down or not, need to get over this fear.

All in all more than enough for me to work through, but I think doable, I'll say I succeeded if I get at least 3/6.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: calenlass on 27 Dec 2007, 22:57
1. More sex.
2. More liquor.
3. More parties like the one I am about to go to in three days. Fuck yeah.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tania on 27 Dec 2007, 22:58
i might lower my standards a bit and actually set resolutions that are both reasonable and feasible.

- i am going to learn how to cook without giving myself food poisoning
- i am going to maintain my good grades
- i am going to be an honest and trustworthy friend
- i am going to continue to not be morbidly obese

in addition, one of my biggest peeves as of late which shouldn't really bother me but does is that while there are a lot of things that i am good at (music, writing, painting, knitting, spatial tasks, being hilarious), i do not really excel at any of these. i'm just in the "pretty okay" zone. i think i might pick something and work really hard at it over the coming year so that come 2009, i can actually perhaps think of myself as remotely talented in that area and not just decent enough to get by. this might have to be my art because knitting as of late confuses the fuck out of me and while i really love learning guitar i would be lying to myself if i thought i was any good at it. so i guess really what i am going to do this year is do everything the exact same as i did in 2007 but with more drawing and painting. awesome.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Dec 2007, 23:19
-lose weight
-talk to cute library girl
-spend less money
-procrastinate less
-try and improve drawing
-practice my bass more (it looks so sad just sitting there)
-make new friends so I am not sitting alone when my friends go off to college
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: morca007 on 27 Dec 2007, 23:19
I RESOLVE:
- Not to fail out of college
- Not to be retarded
- To continue to give orgasms as well as I get them if not better

Yeah, that sounds about right.
Man, it's like you made these resolutions for me, and then I kept them without even knowing it.

Also, for this year:
-Make some good fucking photographs.
-Do not be heck of depressed so much.
-Lose a bit of weight maybe.
-Stop using 4chan Digg.
-And maybe don't say candlejack so much, it's stu-
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Johnny C on 28 Dec 2007, 00:43
I resolve to record an E.P. with my band.

I am so God damn set on this you have no idea.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 28 Dec 2007, 01:21
Hrm. Mine are pretty simple, really...

- Not be late for work, and arrive early enough to park in the far away parking lot (thus saving $2 a day!)
- On that note, bring a lunch and thermos of coffee to work with me so I don't need to buy it every day.
- Open my mail the day it shows up in my mailbox... seriously, I've been known to leave bank statements unopened for years on end.
- Sell off about half of my action figure collection.
- No Facebook or LiveJournal after 12:30AM... this one will be tough to stick to.
- Actually ask girls out on dates... and try not to fall in love with girls who already have boyfriends.
- Update my comic on at least a weekly schedule.

...that's all I can think of right now.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 28 Dec 2007, 01:30
edit - added: Cut out World of fucking Warcraft. It's ruining my life (But god DAMN do I want a level 70 warrior). I will resolve this by restraining my account so I can't afford the next expansion pack. Hopelessly addicted to it as I am, I am determined to stop playing, and hopefully start doing something I'll actually have a use for later on.

That was last year's resolution, stop playing WoW, the game that ruled my life for two years. Haven't so much as looked at the website the entire year.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tommydski on 28 Dec 2007, 01:40
- i am going to continue to not be morbidly obese

Failed already, huh?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: heather on 28 Dec 2007, 01:42
- Make my house into a proper home and keep it pretty and organized.
- Not get dumped by someone I love.
- Keep going to yoga.
- Maybe make a friend or two.
- Save money.

Good enough for me.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: axerton on 28 Dec 2007, 01:50
-not be depressed
-finish a novel and at least try to get it published.

Should probably add something about uni there, but I have no idea what.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Verergoca on 28 Dec 2007, 03:52
Hmmm, well, i guess for me it would have to be:

- Finish my degree. It should be doable! 5,5 years for a thing that is doable in 4 years. It is enough
- Travel places and meet people (anyone want to do an interrail thinger?)
- Move to an apartment thinger of my own, im getting tired of the studenthouses.

And on the would-like-to-but-knowing-self-unlikely side,

- find cute girl who also likes me
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: ummmkay on 28 Dec 2007, 03:59
-stop being paranoid about things/relationships/life
-achieve a 4.0 next semester
-stop stressing myself out unnecessarily
-stop thinking obsessively about situations i cannot control
-be more social

i don't know why i even make these, i always forget about them.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: pen on 28 Dec 2007, 04:11
I'd like to pay off my credit card debt which shouldn't be too hard, move back to the north shore, and become more active again.  I seem to have gotten lazy since it's cold outside.  Oh, and I'd like to get a better paying job. 
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jmrz on 28 Dec 2007, 04:35
Okay, here are mine.

- Get the hell out of Australia for a couple of weeks at the beginning of 2009.
- Save money for funding said trip, which will most likely be to America.
- Pay off my $2300 worth of iMac debt.
- Pay off some more of my car.
- Get through my first year of uni and have a lot of fun while doing it.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 28 Dec 2007, 04:51
I resolve to plan a ski trip for my fiancee and I this winter. I figure that's a good idea, and it's not like resolutions are really kept up longer than that anyway.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Dec 2007, 06:03
"Not dying" sums up my hopes for the new year. Things seem okay right now, I am happy to let them carry on.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: 0bsessions on 28 Dec 2007, 06:51
-Stay the course, I'm about as awesome as I'm going to get already.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: amok on 28 Dec 2007, 06:54
-Stay the course, I'm about as awesome as I'm going to get already.

I like your style.

I figure if I make resolutions to drastically change anything I'll just fail and be sad about it so in 2008, I hereby resolve to flirt with bankruptcy by continuing to go to as many shows as possible, continue drinking, continue smoking, and take lots more drugs. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: DoubleAW on 28 Dec 2007, 06:58
1. Procrastinate less
2.
3.
4.
5.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: kizzie on 28 Dec 2007, 07:01
My list is short, but important:

-Enjoy each day as it comes.
-Get my Orc Hunter to 70.
-Lose 20 pounds by summer.
-Finish my tattoos on my back.
-Have a hell of a lot more sex.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Dec 2007, 07:04
1. Get good marks at uni so I can get into the Postgrad. course I need so that I can get into the Master's Program.

2. Lose some weight, or rather, lose the fattiness around my middle, because I also plan to build some muscle mass so I can be even more intimidating (to those who don't know that I am basically a soft teddy bear)

3. Continue in my quest to own more things.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: valley_parade on 28 Dec 2007, 07:24
-Get fucking laid
-Buy a new guitar and/or an amp
-Repeat #1
-lose more weight
-sell some albums/eps
-play a live show
-hangouts with you California types
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: fatty on 28 Dec 2007, 07:25
Resolution ONE: talk less shit
-Method: keep my mouth shut when I am in a crap talking mood. Avoid talking crap to strangers.
-Motivation: Won't make a fool of myself, better person to be around.
-Success potential: I'm obviously not going to make a full 180 turn. But hopefully I'll eventually train myself to hold my tongue when I have nothing to say.

Resolution TWO: eat less crap.
-Method: Try to get meals in regularly, avoid places I can get bad junk food. Substitute foods.
-Motivation: Makes me feel icky, gives me zits.
-Sucess potential: Well I'm still going to eat crap, but I hope I can get more crappy foods out of my regular diet. That is, I will still eat junk, but maybe not splurge as much.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Dec 2007, 07:36
Fatty, make an addendum to that that says "Have lunch with Roozi more often." Because seriously, we don't do that enough anymore.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Peet on 28 Dec 2007, 08:03
-Get my Orc Hunter to 70.
...
-Lose 20 pounds by summer.
...
-Have a hell of a lot more sex.

(http://www.grammarpolice.org/wp-content/questionmark.jpg)
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: kizzie on 28 Dec 2007, 08:11
Well, if I have sex while playing World of Warcraft.. I could burn calories that way and be doing something other than drinking too much Mountain Dew while vegetating in front of the computer..

Or I could use sex as an exercise tool to be more active, lose the 20 pounds early on and then have loads more time to get my hunter levelled.  Having one level 70 just isn't enough. :P

(Edits to add: I have a level 70 undead warrior, Arms spec fully decked in Kara lewtz.  My hunter's pet of choice is the white gorilla. Yay thunderstomp!))
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: thehollow on 28 Dec 2007, 08:38
it's not even that tough to get a hunter to 70, just get a pig, spec BM, and you're pretty much already there. I remember when BC came out I had to purposely keep myself from leveling too fast so I could still run stuff with my guild, and even then I hit 70 in like a few days.

I've been clean from WoW for about 8 months now, so I guess for this year, one of my resolutions should be "don't have a relapse."

other resolutions:

finish my last semester of school and graduate on time in may
attempt to figure out what the hell I'm going to do after I graduate
get in better shape and exercise more
have some sex
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Dissy on 28 Dec 2007, 08:45
Get back into shape
Blow up more shit
Get over my IRL social problems
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Gemmwah on 28 Dec 2007, 09:05
I don't really do resolutions any more. I say I do but then i don't bother actually doing them, so instead I've got a list of things that I want to do, but I won't be too heartbroken if I don't, and a list of things that i have to do, just to remind me to do them. They're mental lists so I'll probably forget anyway, but there's one thing that I want to get done and that's to get my Shaman to 70, purely because I have nothing else going on at the moment and I want to take advantage of my days and days of doing nothing.

Ooh, and I want to record some more demos too. That's a great way to use my time.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: michaelicious on 28 Dec 2007, 09:41
I guess I should try to floss more often.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: IronOxide on 28 Dec 2007, 09:54
Get into college.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: captain zoe on 28 Dec 2007, 10:00
I had a bunch of resolutions last year, I think because the year previous had been ubershitty, but this year was ballin', so I really haven't thought about things to change...

I guess getting a boyfriend would be a nice resolution, though I've been wanting that one for about 3 years now, go figure. 
And finally learning how to knit/crochet would be nice too.
Get the RA job at school, and get into the Education program. 
Actually SAVE some of my money from Ren Faire this summer.  (And not spend it on a $325 corset...)
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: pen on 28 Dec 2007, 10:04
Can getting a boyfriend really be a resolution?  It doesn't sound right.  Maybe going out to meet more people or something, but the way you put it sounds more like you want to go out and purchase one. 
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tania on 28 Dec 2007, 10:11
I guess I should try to floss more often.

right! i need to add that one to my list too. my teeth have always been shitty but lately i'm starting to drift into the "receding gums" zone. it's freaking me out!
also, i agree with pen - the whole get a girlfriend/boyfriend resolutions don't make a whole lot of sense to me. that's not to say finding someone in the new year and making them a part of your life should be something to avoid, but actively seeking them out in order to fill a void sort of defeats the purpose of a meaningful relationship. it's okay to be single! embrace it! there is nothing wrong with you! don't compromise yourself for a relationship simply for the sake of being in a relationship! that is actually kind of unhealthy to be honest! i think so anyway!
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Verergoca on 28 Dec 2007, 10:12
Well, its not something to list for resolutions, as its always a bit tricky/fickle/not something you own (well, i guess unless you are into the whole slave/dom scene), its more a case of stumbling across interesting enough people.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: 0bsessions on 28 Dec 2007, 10:45
I guess getting a boyfriend would be a nice resolution, though I've been wanting that one for about 3 years now, go figure. 

-Get fucking laid
-Repeat #1

Just sayin' is all...

Edit: You know what. Fuck it. We all know I'm awesome already and don't really need any work. My New Year's Resolution is now officially get Shane fucking laid. No matter what it takes...
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: TwinkyToes on 28 Dec 2007, 10:59
i'm setting some reasonable ones

- finish scarf
- maintain or raise grades
- get to know housemates better
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: mberan42 on 28 Dec 2007, 11:05
(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/5746/02oh1.gif)
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Hat on 28 Dec 2007, 11:42
I am not going to succumb to my escalating problem with alcohol abuse, I will get promoted in my job, and pass all my uni subjects. Notice how I don't say I'm going to "resolve" to do anything, because thats just silly.

Also this;

1. More sex.
2. More liquor.
3. More parties like the one I am about to go to in three days. Fuck yeah.

Is something I feel I can get behind and I will attempt to integrate this without contradiction into my primary goals.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: vegkitkat on 28 Dec 2007, 12:00
-Lose ten pounds by working out 3 times a week (this should be possible as I kickbox twice a week, so I only need to go one more time) and making better choices at cafeteria (less pizza and fries, more sandwiches, soups and salads).
-Keep grades up
-Save money so I can visit England and Toronto this summer
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tania on 28 Dec 2007, 12:11
only two resolutions that include the word "toronto"?? i think we can do better.
you still have six months to save. how do you know you won't like toronto if you don't give it a chance. COME ON
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 28 Dec 2007, 12:14
I was thinking of putting a visit to Toronto on my list. My best friend is going to UofT right now and it'd be nice to visit him out there before he finishes and skips town this summer.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tommydski on 28 Dec 2007, 12:18
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/48/184674501_394ad6a461.jpg)
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Chrasstor on 28 Dec 2007, 12:41
-Don't make any New year's Resolutions

..fuck
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 28 Dec 2007, 13:25
Seriously, my Dad has some stories of a six month journey to Canada with his friends that involve him and three cute french-canadian nurses. This is why I'm choosing poutine over le Louvre and going to Canada instead of France this summer.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 28 Dec 2007, 13:40
So, um... what's so radcore about Toronto anyway?  :-D
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 28 Dec 2007, 13:43
Qcon 2008 is being held there?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 28 Dec 2007, 13:44
*sigh*

What's a Qcon?  :oops:
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tommydski on 28 Dec 2007, 13:45
There's nowt especially great about Toronto. We are just having our first big forum meet-up there in June because it's a compromise between the UK, the East Coast of America and the Mid-West, which is where a good chunk of our forumites live.

The Australasians are welcome but they see each other so often they must be sick of each other. I know I am.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Johnny C on 28 Dec 2007, 13:47
I went looking through last year's thread.

-Make with the sexings or at least find some manner of female consort.

Man, so close. Better luck next year I guess.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 28 Dec 2007, 13:56
We are just having our first big forum meet-up there in June because it's a compromise between the UK, the East Coast of America and the Mid-West, which is where a good chunk of our forumites live.

How about Albertans? Are they invited?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 28 Dec 2007, 14:40
no
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Kai on 28 Dec 2007, 14:55
My resolutions this year are not especially groundbreaking. I want to actually keep my grades up. And paint more. and write more. Like Tania said, these are the sort of things that I am "just okay" at. They're both incredibly entertaining for me, I just... don't really keep a practice of either. My biggest desire for the new year is to actually get the noise project back together (the first member moved to North Carolina and the other dropped out of High School and went off somewhere so we don't ever see each other) and play a couple of shows. And pick a name, maybe. That is usually pretty helpful.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Thomas Edison on 28 Dec 2007, 15:19
Resolution/s:
Work more.
Have more fun.
Drop out of college.
Make more money.
Buy more stuff.
Do a barrel roll.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: SeanBateman on 28 Dec 2007, 17:49
get blue kitty banned from QC
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 28 Dec 2007, 19:36
I wouldn't call these resolutions so much as just shit I really need/want to do.
-Take some fucking risks because I have been way too safe and practical in my decisions so far.  Transferring to art school or studying abroad are high on the list.
-Generally be more dedicated to art.
-Have more adventures.  These will probably involve more risks.
-Run a half marathon in late April without hurting myself.
-Keep in shape to run a full marathon sometime this fall, again without hurting myself.
-Avoid spiraling into alcoholism following my 21st birthday.  Mostly because it would be expensive.
-NO MOAR DRAMAZ.  I hate the dramaz. 


Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: 0bsessions on 28 Dec 2007, 19:44
I hear Shane is quite dedicated to art and hates drama. Just sayin' is all.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: michaelicious on 28 Dec 2007, 20:30
There's nowt especially great about Toronto.

I disagree.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/jesusvsthepolice/honesteds.jpg)

Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: SeanBateman on 28 Dec 2007, 20:48
That guy died
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tania on 28 Dec 2007, 21:53
There's nowt especially great about Toronto.

<===== ???
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tania on 28 Dec 2007, 21:55
oh, and mike and julia and some others

i guess
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Toba on 29 Dec 2007, 00:41
From the other thread (with some additions), good idea, making a new one!

Resolutions for this year:

  • Actually try my hardest in school
  • Complete IQP
  • Begin MQP in A term
  • Learn at least 2 programming languages
  • Finally get around to getting drivers' license
  • Take all of my PE requirement
  • Create a free software-oriented section of my site
  • Keep my life organized, from tasks to schedule to money
  • Finish my paragon of all paranoid data backup schemes.  Sit in Dr. Evil Chair. Cackle.
  • Try to do interesting things instead of posting on forums all day.
  • Exercise regularly throughout the year
  • Eat better
  • Read books about leadership and people management
  • Read more books in general
  • Stick this list somewhere in my work area as a reminder
  • Enjoy life!
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: valley_parade on 29 Dec 2007, 07:00
No matter what it takes...

As long as it's not you, dude.


Also, Jon is correct. I am pro-art and anti-drommers.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: 0bsessions on 29 Dec 2007, 10:57
No matter what it takes...
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Tom on 29 Dec 2007, 12:22

that's all I can think of at the moment.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Cartilage Head on 29 Dec 2007, 13:10
Get a dang job, get a driver's license, get a car.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Toba on 29 Dec 2007, 13:18
You will be hugely disappointed if you think you can pull all of that off in one year.

Just sayin'.

This has only made me more determined.  Thank you.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: rae on 29 Dec 2007, 14:28
Lose a bit of weight
Go to America
Learn to drive
Look into going back to uni
Be better at saving money


Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: ruyi on 29 Dec 2007, 14:35
ooh, i just saw princess mononoke recently. your icon is very cute!

my resolutions:
-continue with my modified low-carb diet
-stick with the episcopal church on campus
-remember birthdays better
-be prompt about writing emails/letters/cards/phone calls
-procrastinate less on school assignments
-keep a regular sleep schedule
-make time for piano
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: GenericName on 29 Dec 2007, 14:56
I only have one resolution:
Learn Randall Monroe's Mirrorboard thing fluently.
I figure once i do that, it'll be 2009 anyways.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 29 Dec 2007, 15:59
I hear Shane is quite dedicated to art and hates drama. Just sayin' is all.

I see where this is going.  Alas, I know that I should not pursue internet relations.

Pix plz kthnx.  Tits or gtfo.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tommydski on 29 Dec 2007, 16:06
Alas, I know that I should not pursue internet relations.

Is this a resolution too? Is this negotiable? I need to know for a friend.

My friend, er...Timmy.

Timmy Bski.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Blue Kitty on 29 Dec 2007, 22:29
get blue kitty banned from QC

Aww, attention.  I must say, I loved how your last thread against me turned out.

Oh
-see what all this hub bub about the music threads is all about
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Spinless on 29 Dec 2007, 22:39
I love reading all your resolutions! They're so cute! I especially like Kieffers. It makes me chuckle.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: valley_parade on 30 Dec 2007, 06:49
Tits or gtfo.[/size]


CONFUUUUUUUSED.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: mooface on 30 Dec 2007, 09:52
- find more new music.
- belly dance and study arabic.
- turn papers in on time.
- bitch about other people less.
- stop buying so many shoes.
- be a nicer person.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tommydski on 30 Dec 2007, 10:00
- stop buying so many shoes.

What will you do on Holiday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3-XJo88Aqc)?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 30 Dec 2007, 12:24
Tits or gtfo.


CONFUUUUUUUSED.

As you should be.  Bwahahaha. 
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: a pack of wolves on 30 Dec 2007, 12:45
I don't really do new year's resolutions as such, but these are things I have resolved to do in the coming year. So I suppose I do do new year's resolutions. Huh.

- Get the silly fast band going again, play more gigs, incite more ridiculous mosh
- Find a house to live in where I can throw parties and have gigs
- Make some more serious music (either alone or with others) instead of just the daft fast stuff
- More gigs, more tours, more records
- Stick uni out and do alright
- Take more exercise
- Increased levels of smooching
- Watch more anime
- Quit smoking again
- More adventures, but with less nearly going splat whilst on them
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tommydski on 30 Dec 2007, 13:52
If I had back all the money I have spent on cigarettes over the past decade I could probably buy Switzerland.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: a pack of wolves on 30 Dec 2007, 13:57
The smell of stale smoke on your clothes is a vile one. I know this might not seem like a big deal, but just remind yourself when you want to smoke that it will make you have an unattractive odour. Surprisingly off-putting I always find.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 30 Dec 2007, 17:54
Smoking is outlawed in Chicago restaurants on Jan 1.

yes
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: mooface on 30 Dec 2007, 18:05
men who smoke are prone to impotence. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20071230/hl_hsn/menwhosmokepronetoimpotence)
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Verergoca on 30 Dec 2007, 18:07
Quote from: that article
Mydlo echoed that advice, adding, "Stop smoking, drink in moderation, lose weight, and maintain good blood pressure."

Fuck...
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Ally on 30 Dec 2007, 18:44
I actually have one! I'm going to stop using the word "like" as a filler word when I speak.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tania on 30 Dec 2007, 19:38
men who smoke are prone to impotence. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20071230/hl_hsn/menwhosmokepronetoimpotence)

this is probably the most common warning label on nearly every pack of cigarettes i buy. health canada has about six they like to shuffle around. a lot of them are really gruesome (http://www.cdc.gov/PCD/issues/2007/apr/images/06_0024.jpg)!
specifically, the one they use for impotence is this warning + image:

(http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/5636/cigarettezp9.png)

as far as i know i don't have a penis so i think i'm safe.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Tom on 30 Dec 2007, 19:53
A, B and F are still highly relevant to you.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tania on 30 Dec 2007, 19:55
(that was supposed to be a joke)
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 30 Dec 2007, 20:09
1. Cut a hole in a box
2. Stop referencing stupid internet shit all the time (I can hear your laughter already)
3. Actually record that fucking album
4. Get into a music college

ALTERNATIVE LIST:
1. Move to Nashville
2. Play at any place that will let me
3. Get discovered

ALTERNATIVE ALTERNATIVE LIST:
1. Move to Nashville
2. Play at any place that will let me
3. Fail miserably and die poor and hungry
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Liz on 30 Dec 2007, 20:25
Yeah, I predict you fail at number two (original list) within a week. Number one, however, seems plausible.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Tom on 30 Dec 2007, 21:28
(that was supposed to be a joke)

sorry, I do this thing that only I think is funny where i say amazingly simple stuff in response to a joke that I pretend not to get

Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: philharmonic on 30 Dec 2007, 23:36
For Christmas this year i found out my wife is preggers (by me) for our 3rd. And thus my new years resolutions will be:
 
 1 My turn to change the cat litter box for the foreseeable future.
 2 Try to be a better daddy.
 3 Get the snip snip operation done. (2 kids are good, 3 is OK but HELL FUCK NO WAY am I having 4 DAMMIT)

i might even consider shaving the goatee and the pathetic stash.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Verergoca on 31 Dec 2007, 04:30
Whooo, gratz dude!

Also, i can loan you a breadknife if you want to do the snipsnip yourself?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Gurkburk on 31 Dec 2007, 10:16
1. More sex.
2. More liquor.
3. More parties like the one I am about to go to tonight. Fuck yeah.

Also to have the thumbs up in every picture taken of me all year.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: pentaen on 31 Dec 2007, 17:50
not to get grounded next new year...
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Lila on 31 Dec 2007, 18:38
my resolutions
1. lose 10-15 lbs
2. work up the self-confidence to wear a bikini this summer (or at least a normal one without the board shorts)
3. stay on honor roll
4. build up stuff for my college apps (it's never too soon...)
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: quietnow on 31 Dec 2007, 20:23
1.STOP FUCKING UP
2.WRITE A BOOK
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: McTaggart on 31 Dec 2007, 20:54
1) Put some effort in.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: BobJoeJim on 31 Dec 2007, 23:51
I resolve not to waste as much of my life online*

*he edited his post to read, at the stroke of Midnight on New Years Eve, after accidentally initially posting at 11:51.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Chrasstor on 01 Jan 2008, 01:39
-GET LAID
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: quietnow on 01 Jan 2008, 01:58
you bastards. getting laid is so easy. SO easy.


being loved... that's an achievement.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Chrasstor on 01 Jan 2008, 02:15
I don't think so.

toA 16 year ood gettin glaid is no easy task :)

It seems like getting laid is easier for girls

I MAYB E WRONG
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 01 Jan 2008, 02:56
19 years and counting, man.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Spinless on 01 Jan 2008, 04:54
...both our birthdays this week...
I'm gonna go get the good noose.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 01 Jan 2008, 08:15
It seems like getting laid is easier for girls
Not a good lay however.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Johnny C on 01 Jan 2008, 08:50
you bastards. getting laid is so easy. SO easy.

Hey!

You're a cute girl, it's much easier for you.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 01 Jan 2008, 12:31
Aw crap.. I broke one of mine already.

I suck at this.  :|
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 01 Jan 2008, 15:36
I'm gonna go get the good noose.

How funny, I've got a gallows in my backyard that we can use!
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Nettle on 01 Jan 2008, 16:46
Do awesome things online- like get more members on my forum, do charity projects, start up new websites, draw on fancomic, etc.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: FUBAR on 01 Jan 2008, 22:48
find a new apartment
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: ampersandwitch on 01 Jan 2008, 23:56
1. Get a fucking job
2. Get new friends
3. Get into a good school f'real this time
4. Enjoy self and/or try not to be such a moody downer all the time
5. Buy Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, play it.
6. Figure out what to do with life.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Chrasstor on 02 Jan 2008, 00:00
Here's my 100% for serials list,(even though it's already 2008 now):
-New Friends
-Girl Friend
-Better At Guitar
-Figure out what I'm doing after high school
-Try to like who I am more
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Jan 2008, 00:28
Quote
Likely:

- Practice bass and become half decent
- Join a band (drumming or bassing) and play at least one gig (this was last year's broken resolution)
- Succesfully flirt with someone
- Moar tattoos

Slightly less likely:

- Be in a good, healthy relationship for more than 3 months
- Save money for something big
- Move out of home

Pie in the Sky

- Move to Brisbane

Likely:

Played in 2 bands, flirted a fair bit, got two tattoos, booked in for another.

Less likely:

Yes, woo! Several things, Nope. That being said, the reason I didn't was pretty cool (Started back in full-time education)

Sky-pie:

Nope, but I did visit!

This year?

I don't really do resolutions anymore, but I did decide to give myself some new year's "suggestions." I wanna learn how to DJ and maybe play some house parties, and I want to do more drugs, drink less but more often, and smoke more but not get addicted. I want to not fuck up my audio engineering course as well.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Hat on 02 Jan 2008, 00:59
Dovey the answer to all those things is to come over here and visit us again.

On semester break from your stupid course
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: valley_parade on 02 Jan 2008, 07:47
you bastards. getting laid is so easy. SO easy.

So uh Kari, we're definitely hanging out this summer, yeah?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: negative creep on 02 Jan 2008, 20:25
it is too late, but!

- i want to read more books

- i want a bmi of 19.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 02 Jan 2008, 23:13
I could use a few fuckton more pounds myself.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: ledhendrix on 03 Jan 2008, 03:10
Learn to drive ( i really can't be arsed but my main christmas present was driving lessons)
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: SevenPinkerton on 03 Jan 2008, 11:25
- find out what I really want to do in life, even if it means quitting grad school
-get better social skills. I'm not shy anymore, I'm just really really awkward.
-join some clubs, meet people in this new gosh awful town I moved too this year.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: calenlass on 04 Jan 2008, 17:41
I guess I could actually throw a regular-type resolution in here. It's starting to really bug me that all the pictures I ever take that are not on the timer function (and many that are) suck. Either they are blurry or out of focus or just plain poor quality. I want to figure out enough to either fix this or determine that this is my camera and not me.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 04 Jan 2008, 18:09
1) Be a better girlfriend
2) Get more involved with the feminism community
3) Smoke less
4) Be committed to school
5) Do more drugs
6) Excercise more
7) Travel more and have more adventure
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Hat on 04 Jan 2008, 19:29
- Learn to do the robot
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: est on 05 Jan 2008, 07:52
- Study tech that will help with my job.
- Learn how to use a decent music app like Ableton, Reason or both.
- Think of things to do with friends rather than waiting for them to suggest them.
- Write at least one short story in one of the settings I have created.  It can be a draft.  It can be rough.  I just need to write something.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: McTaggart on 05 Jan 2008, 19:00
- Think of things to do with friends rather than waiting for them to suggest them.

This should really be on my list too.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 05 Jan 2008, 23:11
Got one to add to my own:

- Write at least one song verse every day
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Johnny C on 05 Jan 2008, 23:31
Christ, man, good luck with that. I've written a shit-ton of music but it can take me anywhere from a week to a month to write lyrics. Shit, I've got some songs that I started last year that still don't have lyrics I'm happy with.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 06 Jan 2008, 00:02
Yeah, that's why I want to write at least two pairs of couplets a day, whether or not they suck. Practice, for one, and eventually I'll have a huuuuge selection to choose from. It'll be like one of those books with the different eyes and noses and mouths and stuff, you just have to mix and match and find the ones that relate the best.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: PretentiousYoungSuitors on 06 Jan 2008, 00:10
get and stay organized...

maybe start drinking.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Tom on 06 Jan 2008, 12:17
In a few years, maybe a few decades you'll have the opposite of the latter resolution.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 06 Jan 2008, 21:18
On December 30th, I drunkenly resolved to stay single in 2008.  My best friend gave me a high five when I said this, so I am committed.  This is my official resolution. 
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: carrotosaurus on 07 Jan 2008, 16:32
I never officially made a resolution so I wouldn't be disappointed a few months down the road.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Liz on 07 Jan 2008, 18:01
I think my only resolution is to stay organized. Towards the end of last year I cleaned my room really, really well and now I don't want it to get all messy again. I've kept it all neat and together since then!
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tommydski on 07 Jan 2008, 18:20
On December 30th, I drunkenly resolved to stay single in 2008.  My best friend gave me a high five when I said this, so I am committed.  This is my official resolution.

Single? What about flings though?

I need to know for my friend.

My friend um, Timmybski. Again.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Liz on 07 Jan 2008, 18:22
Jeez, Timmy sure likes to have his flings. You should get him some counseling or something.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tommydski on 07 Jan 2008, 18:29
Typically square monogamous attitude.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 07 Jan 2008, 21:15
It's okay, tell your friend Timmy he's got my support on flings in all their glory.



As long as they are protected.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tommydski on 08 Jan 2008, 04:16
He always washes his hands afterwards.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tania on 08 Jan 2008, 07:07
guys i think it is important you all know that since resolving to start flossing i have, in fact, flossed every single day of 2008 thus far.
this probably doesn't sound too impressive but it's a huge accomplishment to me considering i have probably flossed more this month than i ever have in my entire pre-2008 life.
surely some of you share my feelings on this. flossing is hard. also, kind of a weird word once you write it a few times.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 08 Jan 2008, 08:19
shit I haven't flossed in a while, I better get on that.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Toba on 08 Jan 2008, 12:35
Added resolution: buy floss. use floss.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 08 Jan 2008, 13:32
I hate flossing so much, it makes my teeth hurt for hours afterward. And this is doing it the way the dentist recommended me to. So either I'm just too sensitive, or my dentist is a sadistic bastard who gets off on other people's tooth pain, which honestly is how I've always imagined them all to be anyway,
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Tom on 08 Jan 2008, 16:12
Flossing is still better than using a toothpick that will scratch the enamel coating off your teeth.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: ledhendrix on 08 Jan 2008, 16:13
Man i'm never using a toothpick again. I fucking LOVE enamel.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: normz on 09 Jan 2008, 02:04
i am staying out of rehab.... seriously my friends are starting to get worried about my substances abuse so its time to clean up my act before things get tragic

also i am moving 2000km away, which doesnt sound that impressive apart from the fact that ive lived in the one town all my life and will be moving there with nowhere to live and no job .... its gunna take some balls but my resolution is to DO IT
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: mberan42 on 11 Jan 2008, 15:10
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/7736/resolutiontx2.jpg)
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: PretentiousYoungSuitors on 11 Jan 2008, 16:00
In a few years, maybe a few decades you'll have the opposite of the latter resolution.

thats the point

I'll need a good resolution later in life.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: PacoSees on 11 Jan 2008, 16:04
Man i'm never using a toothpick again. I fucking LOVE enamel.

Do you also like to color (quite a lot)?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: supersheep on 11 Jan 2008, 21:51
MY RESOLUTION IS TO GET HEALTHIER WHILE STILL DESTOYING MYSELF WITH ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
This is the only resolution worth making.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: VisualRhetoricProject on 23 Jan 2008, 18:00
New Years Goals 2008

1.)  Become financially stable by eradicating all current debt and being choosy about new purchases, keeping a receipt log and monthly expense report, and only eat out on weekends.
2.)  Start a Roth IRA with Mutual investments, preferably while the market is down so I can buy low.
3.)  Eat healthier, and make Michael eat healthier.
4.)  Get and utilize health insurance.
5.)  GRADUATE
6.)  Research job opportunities for people with Neuroscience/Cognitive Science degrees that make at least $75K to start.
7.)  Effectively use the semester off and enjoy not being a student for the first time since I was four.
8.)  Make ABSOLUTELY no babies and maybe get married.
9.)  Take animals to vet when they look sick, instead of using Magic Mommy Dust to cure them.

That's a lot more than I thought previously...
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 24 Jan 2008, 04:34
Holy necropost, Batman!
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: supersheep on 24 Jan 2008, 05:42
Ten days?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: GenericName on 24 Jan 2008, 06:57
It has been nearly a month since New Years, too.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Tyler on 24 Jan 2008, 08:02
Anyone else already fail their resolutions?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Liz on 24 Jan 2008, 08:20
Well, I never made an actual resolution, but my pledge to keep my room clean isn't going too well.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 24 Jan 2008, 08:39
Anyone else already fail their resolutions?

Well, I've got a lot of verses written, but I am a week's worth of verses behind.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: ThePQ4 on 24 Jan 2008, 08:53
I haven't even like started to attempt my "resolution". My goal is to get something published in a reputable journal/magazine/etc.

I have been writing like crazy for the last couple of weeks, but nothing has been edited for actually sending anywhere... Oh well! I still have 11 months.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 24 Jan 2008, 09:06
In a few years, maybe a few decades you'll have the opposite of the latter resolution.

thats the point

I'll need a good resolution later in life.
I like this idea, making a resolution to set yourself up.

Anyone else already fail their resolutions?
I'm already finished with mine actually:
I resolve to plan a ski trip for my fiancee and I this winter. I figure that's a good idea, and it's not like resolutions are really kept up longer than that anyway.
We went skiing over the MLK weekend. woohoo, now I can forget about trying to be a better person.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 24 Jan 2008, 09:07
delete
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: supersheep on 24 Jan 2008, 09:13
Anyone else already fail their resolutions?

Yes! And I have a feeling I might break the new replacement one within a week! Woo no willpower!
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: 0bsessions on 24 Jan 2008, 09:19
Anyone else already fail their resolutions?

Oh! Thanks for the reminder.

maybe get married.

Good news for you, I hear Shane's available!
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: valley_parade on 24 Jan 2008, 09:21
I've still done none of mine, though Edith said she'd buy an EP, and apparently I'm playing tronno.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 24 Jan 2008, 11:34
I am excersising at the gym regularly. However I don't think the snowboard thing is going to happen, and my friend who is supposed to teach me some boxing stuff's membership to the gym is expired, and he has yet to start a new one.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: pen on 24 Jan 2008, 11:44
I added a resolution to help a friend get her driving license.  So far, I got her to finally get her learning permit, and I've taken her on the road twice.  I'm not dead, so it's not bad so far.

Other than that, my eating habits still suck, I have actually started looking at apartments, and uh.. yeah that's it for now.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 03 Feb 2008, 01:01
- Not be late for work, and arrive early enough to park in the far away parking lot (thus saving $2 a day!)
- On that note, bring a lunch and thermos of coffee to work with me so I don't need to buy it every day.
- Open my mail the day it shows up in my mailbox... seriously, I've been known to leave bank statements unopened for years on end.
- Sell off about half of my action figure collection.
- No Facebook or LiveJournal after 12:30AM... this one will be tough to stick to.
- Actually ask girls out on dates... and try not to fall in love with girls who already have boyfriends.
- Update my comic on at least a weekly schedule.


Yep. All failed epically. Though I guess there's still time for #4 and the first half of #6....
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 03 Feb 2008, 01:37
Okay yeah I have just entirely given up on my verses thing. I am, however, in the process of writing an actual song, lyrics and all, all by myself, so we'll see how this turns out. Unfortunately, when I record it, if you listen real careful, it's just a blatant ripoff of "Star Guitar" by Shinichi Osawa put to the vocal melody of "Hearts of Oak" by Ted Leo.

Last year's "record an album" resolution (I hope not to make a habit of doing that) is about 1/3 of the way done. The song I just mentioned is going to be part of it, and I'm scouring iTunes with some friggin' steel wool to find stuff I can rip off without it being too noticeable.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: calenlass on 03 Feb 2008, 01:47
Inspired by Lunchbox's 365 photograph things and my resolution to figure out my camera and learn how to get shots that are not so hell ass-blurry, I am doing a couple of random shots every day. Most are never going to be posted, but so far I think it might be helping a little! I am still only using the timer setting, though, and I do not know how to get across the room (where it should be in focus) in time for the camera to actually focus before the 10-second timer goes off, so most of the ones that have worked are closer shots and shots not of me.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tania on 03 Feb 2008, 07:50
i think i'm going to need to revise my resolutions a bit and add something about trying to find a job or volunteer position that actually has something even remotely to do with the sort of work i want to do after i graduate. nearly every masters program i want to apply for after school requires millions of years of relevant work experience and those jobs subsequently require millions of years of volunteer experience. i have nothing on my resume whatsoever except a couple of years of picking up boxes and putting them down somewhere else, hosting a shitty radio show once a week that doesn't pay me anything and pissing off other graduates by calling them and asking for money. i am graduating in just over a year and it is freaking me out. waaaaahhh.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Chrasstor on 03 Feb 2008, 13:17
I'm failing hard on all of my resolutions already.

It shouldn't be so hard to do things that you want to do.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 03 Feb 2008, 19:58
Most are never going to be posted

Bullshit, Katie, you are a camerawhore to your very soul.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 03 Feb 2008, 22:40
6.)  Research job opportunities for people with Neuroscience/Cognitive Science degrees that make at least $75K to start.
I hope the degree you are referring to is a Phd.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: calenlass on 04 Feb 2008, 02:54
Most are never going to be posted

Bullshit, Katie, you are a camerawhore to your very soul.

I know! You should see the size of my Pictures folder. You would not believe how many I do not even bother to upload to my gigantic photobuckets.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 04 Feb 2008, 06:20
You could delete the boring ones. :B
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: PretentiousYoungSuitors on 05 Feb 2008, 08:34
I've done both of my resolutions

i win new years?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: 0bsessions on 05 Feb 2008, 08:47
Considering your resolutions were both incredibly low difficulty/standard, no.

Get Shane laid and continue being as awesome as I already am? Now THAT is hard work.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 05 Feb 2008, 08:58
He's just jealous because he didn't use our strategy of setting realistic short-term goals.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: 0bsessions on 05 Feb 2008, 09:02
Are you implying that getting Shane laid is unrealistic? Bad form, Joe. Bad form.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: valley_parade on 05 Feb 2008, 09:04
Once again.

Joe Hocking is a boring motherfucker.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 05 Feb 2008, 15:19
Joe's just mad 'cause his resolution to stop snorting cocaine from Kate Moss's asscrack didn't pan out like he'd hoped. Hey at least you're down to 1kg a day now!
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 05 Feb 2008, 15:42
Now here's a quandary. While I wouldn't want to actually do that, I would be pretty jazzed about the opportunity presenting itself.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Feb 2008, 18:40
You could just pretend you were snorting the cocaine.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 05 Feb 2008, 19:06
Talk about an awkward situation:
"What the... There's still cocaine in my ass?! You fucker, you were just pretending!"
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 05 Feb 2008, 19:40
I know this is just pure speculation, having neither snorted cocaine nor done so from anybody's asscrack (or had it snorted from my own, for that matter), but I am pretty sure you'd be able to tell the difference between somebody actually doing it and somebody faking it.

It would be absolutely amazing if somebody on here had experience on the subject.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Liz on 05 Feb 2008, 19:40
Well, last weekend...
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: jhocking on 05 Feb 2008, 19:56
I fucking LOVE enamel.
When I clicked on this page, I lol'd at this post. How did I not notice this before?
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: 0bsessions on 06 Feb 2008, 05:11
It would be absolutely amazing if somebody on here had experience on the subject.

*Ahem* Somebody does. Unless he was completely shitting me...
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: supersheep on 06 Feb 2008, 08:08
There's someone who has snorted cocaine from Kate Moss' asscrack on here? Wow. Similarly, wow if someone has done so from some other random person's bottombits.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 06 Feb 2008, 13:02
Unless he was completely shitting me...

That is a HORRIBLE pun and I hate you forever.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: mooface on 07 Feb 2008, 05:58
i actually know someone who snorted coke off someone else's ass.  i was not present when it happened, but let's just say i know some people who have really weird taste in friends.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: frunK on 07 Feb 2008, 17:21
 :mrgreen: Stop using so many emoticons  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: tommydski on 07 Feb 2008, 17:32
Yeah okay, that one was me. Two girls, one put a line on the top of her friend's butt and I snorted it off. Not literally from the ass-crack though. I mean if you can imagine a girl bending over in front of you and using the base of her pelvis as a table. One line, gone in an instance. Everyone giggled! Very hedonistic but ultimately no more ridiculous than having sex with two women or taking cocaine at any other time. To clarify - cocaine is probably the worst drug in the world. It essentially turns you into a massive dick. Not recommended. Not even for the experience, it's just a shitty and expensive drug.

In my defence I was mildly drunk and it was whilst I was on holiday.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Johnny C on 08 Feb 2008, 09:13
Alternatively, it can turn you into a famous rock'n'roll clown (http://youtube.com/watch?v=U0sF165AiIk).
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: MissAmbiguity on 11 Feb 2008, 00:03
Hmm well I'm going to the gym 2-3 times a week so I'm pretty happy about that. I did break the whole not staying up late resolution... and the procrastinating one... as I pulled an all-nighter to finish my chem lab. I also drank coffee... but I had a good twenty-three days before I gave in, I consider it an accomplishment.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: öde on 11 Feb 2008, 04:33
My new years resolution was to not have sex for about 6 months.

I'm doing pretty good.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: negative creep on 11 Feb 2008, 17:09
Doesn't seem to be much of a challenge, to be honest.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Feb 2008, 19:37
You'd think not, but have you seen Dan?

He's a hot tamale.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Patrick on 12 Feb 2008, 03:42
I can do you one better, lazyass Slacker Dan. Or, if you want to get mathematical and all that crap, I can do you 38 better.
Title: Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 12 Feb 2008, 11:03
I have seen a trend in people revisiting their resolutions.  I have done the same and it is a bit depressing.

I wouldn't call these resolutions so much as just shit I really need/want to do.
-Take some fucking risks because I have been way too safe and practical in my decisions so far.  Transferring to art school or studying abroad are high on the list.
-Generally be more dedicated to art.
-Have more adventures.  These will probably involve more risks.
-Run a half marathon in late April without hurting myself.
-Keep in shape to run a full marathon sometime this fall, again without hurting myself.
-Avoid spiraling into alcoholism following my 21st birthday.  Mostly because it would be expensive.
-NO MOAR DRAMAZ.  I hate the dramaz. 


-Have had a couple of adventures.  Hope to have more when it is not motherfucking cold. 
-Actually taking a studio art class this semester.  This is a step in the right direction.
-The running's not going so well.  It's too cold and I'm too busy.  Have adjusted my goal to hit the campus gym 3 times a week after work, and start the running business again once I have daylight hours free.
-Not 21 yet.  Only drunk once a week or so thus far. 
-Drama still won't leave me alone.  Thinking about changing phone number.